As another way to celebrate its 50th anniversary the Highland County Historical Society will host a stamp cancellation event from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19 at the Highland House Museum in Hillsboro.
“People can bring in their own cards that are stamped and we will cancel them with this historic cancellation,” said Mary Jo Copeland, vice president of the historical society. “When you take a letter to the post office they run it through a machine that cancels that stamp forever, and we’ll be doing pretty much the same thing.
“A lot of people collect stamps so people that do that would probably want to get one of these cancellation stamps.”
Copeland said people can bring in cards or other items and Hillsboro Post Office employees will be on hand to cancel the stamps on them.
The historical society will have envelopes and stamps available. She said it is not selling the stamps or cancellations, but will ask for donation of $2 for each stamp-canceled envelope. If visitors bring in their own stamps the society will cancel them for free, but there will be a donation can nearby.
“Whatever we don’t sell that day we’ll have in the museum gift shop. They’re good for 30 days,” Copeland said.
The museum’s gift shop, located at 151 W. Main St. in Hillsboro, will also be open over the weekend from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, and from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
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